Is your older loved one taking part in activities on a day-to-day basis, or is she stuck in a rut that predominantly includes watching TV, eating, and sleeping? Particularly during this time of quarantining and social distancing, it can be tricky to maintain an active and engaged way of living – but it’s crucially important for the health and wellness of seniors.
At Live Well at Home by Eskaton, we believe that enhancing senior home care services with enjoyable activities is a key component to ensuring the highest quality of life. Live Well at Home is one of the leading Folsom senior care agencies, in part because we believe our clients deserve to be honored with activities that engage them and help them continue to be involved in living life to the fullest each day. This means personalizing activities to complement each individual’s distinct interests, hobbies, and ability levels.
Our person-centered care commences with discovering as much as possible about the individual’s preferences, dislikes, aspirations, hobbies and life history. We get to know the older adult through an interview that can also include other family members if desired, and then create a personalized care plan to include a variety of appropriate enrichment activities.
Just a few of the benefits of enrichment activities for older adults include:
- Alleviate boredom and lack of motivation
- Enhance self-confidence and independence
- Renew or enhance purpose and meaning to life
- Help improve memory
- Improve physical abilities
- Foster a sense of wellbeing for older adults challenged with a chronic health condition
Efficiently enhancing older adults’ daily experiences means not just personalizing their activities to meet their individual preferences and tastes, but also making certain that their daily routine has some variety. This means that on a particular day we might work on activities that are designed to exercise imagination with a simple but meaningful art project. On another day, the focus may be on just having fun with a game of cards or taking a short walk around the neighborhood. Ultimately, our senior home care services will be developed to help seniors achieve the highest possible quality of life.
It is equally important to use some creative thinking when finding activities for seniors during a time when it’s safest for seniors to remain at home, such as taking virtual field trips to check out places of interest, making full use of technologies like Zoom and Skype to stay in touch with loved ones, or streaming a live concert of an especially appreciated genre of music and dancing, singing, or tapping toes together. Our care team is always here to help spark creative ideas!
At Live Well at Home, enhancing older adults’ daily lives and optimizing their independence are central components of our mission. Our home care services are created not only to support seniors’ physical needs, but to enhance their everyday experiences as well. Contact us any time at 800-478-1209 to learn more about the in-home care Folsom, CA, families recommend most. To learn more about the other areas we serve in California, please visit our Service Area page.